New equal pay laws are coming into effect in 2016 in both New York and California. The New York law, passed as part of the Women’s Equality Agenda, will come into effect on January 19, 2016, and the California law will become effective on January 1, 2016. Both new laws enact broader prohibitions on wage differentials and change how employees can prove and employers defend against claims of unequal pay.

To fully review the changes coming in the New Year, see our blog posts on the New York law here and the California law here. Employers should be aware of these new laws and should reach out to counsel to ensure that they are in compliance.

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Photo of Evandro Gigante Evandro Gigante

Evandro Gigante is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration group and the Hiring & Terminations group. He represents and counsels clients through a variety of labor and employment matters, including allegations of…

Evandro Gigante is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration group and the Hiring & Terminations group. He represents and counsels clients through a variety of labor and employment matters, including allegations of race, gender, national origin, disability and religious discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, defamation and breach of contract. Evandro also counsels employers through reductions-in-force and advises clients on restrictive covenant issues, such as confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicit agreements.

With a focus on discrimination and harassment matters, Evandro has extensive experience representing clients before federal and state courts. He has tried cases in court and before arbitrators and routinely represents clients before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state and local human rights commissions.

Photo of Yonatan Grossman-Boder Yonatan Grossman-Boder

Yonatan (Yoni) Grossman-Boder is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. Yoni assists clients in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including litigations, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, internal investigations, labor-management relations and claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and…

Yonatan (Yoni) Grossman-Boder is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. Yoni assists clients in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including litigations, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, internal investigations, labor-management relations and claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. He frequently represents clients across a variety of industries and sectors, including educational institutions, financial services, media and entertainment companies, health services and professional services.

Yoni clerked for the Honorable Richard M. Gergel of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.  While attending Duke University School of Law, Yoni served as the publication and lead articles editor of Law and Contemporary Problems.

Prior to coming to Proskauer, Yoni served as a legal intern at the New York Human Resources Administration Employment Law Unit. As a legal intern, he worked on a variety of employment matters, including employment discrimination investigations and litigation. While a summer associate at Proskauer, Yoni co-authored an article on retiree health care benefits under ERISA titled “Understanding M&G Polymers v. Tackett,” published by Benefits Magazine in April 2015.